3 Key Elements the Best Cultures Have in Common
You could have heard a pin drop. The SVP of HR was sitting with his CEO and reviewing the recent dismal turnover numbers. For the sixth month in a row, things were not getting any better. “I have an idea, let’s do that engagement survey you’ve been wanting to do the last few years and we will find out where our problem areas really are….” Is it any wonder the HR leader just shook his head in despair.
In most organizations, there exists an Executive Team, the C-suite executives who set the strategy and the direction of the company at a high level. These leaders are leading out in front and they have most of their debate and candor with their highly experienced board members. While these conversations take stock of the current business and execution of the plan, they are designed to be futuristic in nature and are highly influenced by the end game—to secure a new round of funding, to execute the IPO, to maintain or increase stock price with shareholders/the street.
It seems like every time we open an annual survey about the state of organizational development we see the same trends or headlines: disappointing news about the state of leadership. And, that is not surprising, nor is it new.Take our short, 2 minute survey and give us your opinion. Despite billions of dollars being spent to develop leaders, companies are still frustrated with the leadership capability of their future talent. Our work with several clients over the past decade has shown similar areas of concern:
For many of us, this is the time of year to run around like crazy looking for gifts for those we love. We may drive ourselves senseless looking for the perfect gift for our spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend, son or daughter, or life-long friend.